Why you NEED to get a handle on workplace stress

STRESS

While reading through some research on workplace stress and its effects on health, I came across an alarming comparison. The effect of workplace stress on health is as large as the effect of secondhand smoke on health. That’s right folks, your workplace could be as toxic for your health as sitting in a bar full of tobacco smoke every night. Scary, right?

The vicious cycle of stress and the blood sugar roller coaster + how to stop it

Candy

It's 10:30am on a Tuesday, and you're stressed. You've already put out two fires this week, and you haven't even made it to lunch on the second day of the work week. It's going to be "A Day." An email alert pops onto your screen from your boss, the subject: "TIMELY, PLEASE READ." You sigh,…

Stress, vanity and the election of 2016

2016 has been a particularly stressful election cycle. Civil discourse gave way to hateful rhetoric, dismissive sarcasm and finger-pointing. We are all on edge, frazzled and exhausted. My stress manifests itself in  a glorious combination of gastro-intestinal and epidermal expressions. I've been bloated for weeks. My lips are perennially cracked and my skin has been raw and dull since August. Today I woke up…